‘Stunning public rebuke’: US media hail Prime Minister’s remarks to Putin about Ukraine – Times of India


WASHINGTON: The mainstream US media on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that now is not the time for war in Ukraine. The Modi-Putin conversation in Samarkand was widely supported by the mainstream American media.
“Modes reprimanded Putin on war in Ukraine,” The Washington Post wrote in a headline. In a stunning public rebuke, Modi told Putin: ‘The present era is not an era of war, and I spoke to you on the phone about this,’ it reported.
“The rare accusation showed that the 69-year-old Russian strongman came under extraordinary pressure from all sides,” the Post said.
Commenting on Modi, the Russian president said: “I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, about your concerns that you constantly express. We will do our best to stop this as soon as possible. Only, unfortunately, the opposing side, the leadership of Ukraine, announced its abandonment of the negotiation process, stated that it wants to achieve its goals by military means, as they say, “on the battlefield.” Yet we will always keep you informed of what is happening there.”
It was the lead story on the webpage of both The Washington Post and The New York Times. “India’s leader tells Putin this is not an era for war,” The New York Times said in the headline.
“Mr. Modi’s comments came a day after President Xi Jinping of China — in his first face-to-face meeting with Mr Putin since the invasion began — took a much more subdued tone than the Russian president, and remained clear in his public remarks about some mention of Ukraine,” reported The New York Times.

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